Belvedere College - Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision, Mission and Values

The College is a Catholic school under the trusteeship of the Society of Jesus. Set in the centre of Dublin city, it continues today a tradition since 1832 in the Jesuit approach to education.


Founded in 1832, Belvedere College SJ is a Catholic secondary school for boys in the heart of Dublin city, Ireland. As part of a worldwide network of Jesuit schools, we are inspired by the missionary life and service of our patron, St Francis Xavier SJ, and our College motto Per Vias Rectas (By just paths) as our way of proceeding.

The Vision, Mission and Values which define us are as follows:

Our vision is to form men for others – compassionate, discerning people in pursuit of a just and sustainable world.

Our mission is to provide an education which promotes academic excellence, life-long learning, spiritual growth and the pursuit of social justice rooted in a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.

There are four key Values which characterise our culture.

We are a Catholic community of welcome and inclusion. We foster this through respectful and collaborative relationships between staff, students, parents, past pupils, and the wider community. We understand that we belong to one human family and treasure the diverse cultures within it.

The Jesuit Tradition
Steeped in the rich and evolving tradition of Jesuit education since 1548, we embrace the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola to find God in all things, to care for each individual (cura personalis), and to live an active faith in service of others.

We strive to be people of integrity who relate honestly and fairly with one another. We walk with and advocate for those on the margins, locally and globally. We recognise the urgent need to respond to the pandemic of poverty and climate change.

The Magis – The More
We continuously strive for ‘The More’ - in our spiritual growth, in academia, the arts, sport and social justice. We are challenged to live out our unique potential as human beings. We hold each other to a higher standard and seek to rise to every challenge - all for the Greater Glory of God (AMDG).

July 2020

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